July 22, 2021

DEADLINE: August 19, 2021

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPR®) for Non-Targeted Testing of Ingredients for Food Authenticity Methods (FAM) Evaluation of Vanilla.

The draft SMPR represent the stakeholder panel deliberations. In accordance with AOAC standard developing procedures, the draft document must be posted for an open public comment period.

Comment Process

The public comment period is open through Thursday, August 19, 2021. Comments will be compiled and reviewed and the documents may be revised, if necessary, based on comments received.


  1. For specific comments, state the line number and/or range of line numbers in each document for which the comment applies.
  2. Provide rationale as to why the editor should consider the comment.
  3. Specify if the comment is an editorial, content, or disagreement comment.
    1. Editorial comments provide additional clarification or correct typographical errors. Please suggest alternative wording or typographical corrections.
    2. Content-related comments provide technical clarity and comprehensiveness. Please suggest the appropriate technical language. AOAC will review the documents for technical accuracy and clarity.
    3. Disagreement comments reflect a perspective on content documented/undocumented in the drafts. Please provide language that document the perspective or position.

All comments are due by August 19, 2021. The AOAC editorial team will address all questions and reserves the right to not to accept comments received after the deadline.

For technical information on how to provide comments, contact Delia Boyd, AOAC Senior Manager at [email protected] or 301-924-7077 ext. 126.